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Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world: study

The dwarf planet Ceres — long believed to be a barren space rock — is an ocean world with reservoirs of seawater beneath its surface, the results of a major exploration mission showed Monday. Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and has its …

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Astronomers confirm Earth-size exoplanet

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of Proxima b, an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting the closest star to our sun. The European Southern Observatory’s High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) detected the planet in 2016. The Very Large Telescope based in Chile has a new and more powerful spectrograph named ESPRESSO, …

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